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Loperamide - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Loperamide cause?

​Common side effects of loperamide include dizziness, passing gas, headache and nausea.

Rare but serious side effects include fever, irregular heartbeat, fainting, blood in your stool or if your symptoms do not go away even after taking the medication.

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Loperamide , what precautions must I follow?

​Inform your healthcare professional if:

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies
  • You have any heart conditions, including those associated with irregular heart rhythm or liver disease.

Ensure you continue to take sufficient fluid and electrolytes while experiencing diarrhoea to prevent dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Loperamide ?

​Inform your healthcare professional if you are taking or intend to take any other medication, supplements, traditional medications or herbal remedies.

Loperamide - Additional Information

  • Updated on 9/30/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup
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